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Landscaping

 

Landscape Renovation and Installation

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

What is Landscaping?

Landscaping is the process of transforming a yard or piece of land using natural resources like plants, trees, rocks, water and other landscape elements with the intent to make it more aesthetically pleasing and/or functional.  For centuries we have been practicing the art of landscaping.  It has evolved throughout time and is more expansive these days.  Today, landscaping combines science and art; blending the knowledge of horticulture with the creativity of design.  It involves the use of vegetation along with hardscape elements and ornamental features to create a harmonious relationship between nature and culture.  Using best practice methods landscapers can provide us with beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces that are not only practical, but more sustainable, too.

If you are looking to enhance your landscape or if you are starting from scratch, you can call Full Circle Land Design for a free on-site consultation and quote. Click here to start now!

Benefits of Landscaping

Making some minor changes to the landscape or installing a new one altogether requires thoughtful planning.  It is much more than just making your yard pretty.  Landscaping can help to solve problems you may have in the yard.  A low area that doesn’t drain well can become a rain garden.  An unsightly view can be blocked with a row of tall evergreens.  A big issue in the Chattanooga area is erosion.  The use of certain plants with strong roots, along with retaining walls, can add beauty and control erosion.

Landscaping is like building an outside addition to your home, but without the high costs.  Plants and ornamental garden features can accent the exterior of your house and increase curb appeal, making your yard attractive and unique.  This, in turn, helps to increase the resale value of your property.

Another benefit to good landscaping is that it can create more opportunities to be out in the yard and enjoy the great outdoors.  Your yard becomes more comfortable and inviting, much like a room in your house.  The elements used in the landscape contribute to our well-being and quality of life, reconnecting us with nature and expanding our senses.  It is especially healthy for children to be outside more.

A very important factor to consider when landscaping is sustainability.  One approach for landscape designers is energy efficiency through climate control.  Using trees and shrubs to modify the effects of climate drastically save energy and reduce your monthly bills.  For instance, planting large deciduous trees in the south and southeast parts of your home will provide shade throughout the summer.  Since deciduous trees drop their leaves in the Fall, the sunlight can penetrate through and help to warm your house in the Winter.  Another method is to plant evergreen trees along the northwest part of the house to block prevailing winter winds.  For more information of creating sustainable landscapes, click here.

Whether you are interested in making some changes to your existing yard or need a completely new landscape, turn to Full Circle Land Design in Chattanooga, TN to help you come up with a plan.  We will work diligently to create a custom design that will make your yard not only beautiful throughout the year, but also practical and more sustainable.

 

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